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Land Rover Freelander, SUV
#1466 of 1536 Re: Extended Warranty? [Krystilia]
Apr 01, 2009 (10:04 am)
I purchased the extended warranty for my 2002 Freelander when I purchased it Certified Used from our local Land Rover dealership, and let me tell you, it was so worth it! Of course, at the time I was told the extended warranty was much cheaper than now (I purchased my car in late 2005). I was lucky and was able to trade in my car for $5,500 last November. When I added up all the receipts from the numerous times I had to take the Freelander to be repaired, it turned out to be $30,000. The dealership's extended warranty covered just about everything. I just had to pay my deductible of $100. You will just want to make sure that you keep your oil changes up to date. They adjusters ask for that when the engine has to be replaced.
#1467 of 1536 Re: B.A.R. [driver68]
Apr 01, 2009 (4:49 pm)
I just faxed in as much information as possible today. I included a few pages from this site on drivers experiences. I'm hoping they will do a little research and see that its not because of poor maintenance. We maintained our car as you should. I will keep you all posted. I am crossing my fingers that this works!
#1468 of 1536 Re: starting issues [shamfam]
Apr 11, 2009 (6:12 am)
I can't believe I am here agian! About to find out that the engine needs to be replaced AGAIN (2nd time). Actually, I can't say I'm surprised because for the past 3 years the complaints have continued to come in about this car but I can't afford a monthly payment for something else. So frustrating!
How long did it take to get the issue resolved through BAR? Is this only in California? I am about to google them! Thanks for the info.
#1469 of 1536 Re: Extended Warranty? [Krystilia]
Apr 11, 2009 (9:11 am)
I purchased a used 2002 freelander in 2003 (it was a year old) and had them include the extended warranty to 100,000 miles. It has been a lifesaver. I had my vehicle serviced at the dealer, so the records were up to date and there were never any arguments. Later in the vehicles life I had some work done by a non-landrover mechanic and they covered that too (it took a little longer for them to get things set, but it was covered.)
Read through the horror stories on some of these forums (personnaly - trans, water pump, 3 windows, sunroof, one caliper, tie rod and some other minor issues) and you want to have a warranty. Mine now has 109,000 miles and it has generally been a good vehicle, but I now consider it a grenade (the sunroof just died - this one was only 2 years old) I will drive until it kicks.
#1470 of 1536 Freelander Upper Intake Plenum
Apr 13, 2009 (6:02 am)
Hello - I recently noticed a fluttering noise coming from the engine compartment while at idle, but even more so when accelerating. The Land Rover dealership assessed the issue and diagnosed the problem being with the upper intake manifold being internally worn and that my vehicle needs an upper intake manifold plenum. The quote to fix the issue was $1900, which seems extremely high to me. Has anyone had any experience with this? Do you think a qualified mechanic could fix the problem for less? Thanks so much!
2004 Land Rover Freelander HSE
#1471 of 1536 Re: Freelander Upper Intake Plenum [awise003]
Apr 13, 2009 (9:37 am)
I had the same problem with the manifold needing to be replaced, however, at the same time I was told not to put anymore money in my 2002 Landrover Freelander because the transmission was also on it's way out. The costs were going to be well over the value of the vehicle. I just couldn't afford putting more money in this junk when I know there were going to be other things to follow. I work for an Auto Parts company that took the car and did their own diagnostics and confirmed that it was not going to be to my advantage to fix the car.... So, I ended up returning the car to the Dealership and they sold at an auction for $3100.00 (now owe the balance of $5,000) and yes, I now have a charge-off on my credit report. I plan to pay off the charge-off, however, the headache is gone. So, with the way the economy is right now, I have a lower credit score and am working on getting it back up--- it will be a while before I see 700 ever again, but it was worth it...
#1472 of 1536 Re: Freelander Upper Intake Plenum [awise003]
Apr 14, 2009 (6:05 am)
I owned a 2004 HSE for about 3 years. Had to replace the intake motor 3 times, and the entire intake manifold twice.
It's a know problem with the Freelander.
#1473 of 1536 Re: starting issues [msouthw]
Apr 14, 2009 (10:42 am)
My issue isn't resolved yet. The process is suppose to take 40 days. My start date was April 2. I haven't heard anything yet. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing. This is in California, I'm not sure if it applies to other states. BAR is a section of the Better Business Bureau. You should check it out.
#1474 of 1536 Re: Freelander Upper Intake Plenum [awise003]
Apr 14, 2009 (10:51 am)
Get rid of it! This is what started with my car and I'm in a mess with it right now. It's sitting in the driveway of my parents house on non op! The engine will sooner or later go out on you.
#1475 of 1536 Hey Spunky2-
Apr 15, 2009 (10:17 am)
If your on number 3 you might be our saving grace for getting something done with the lemon law! I'm at number 2 and cannot/will not be on #3. Seek help through the lemon law.